July 2020

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    Bad luck on the way - a column

    It's outdated, but I almost always stop for people (M / F or gender neutral) with bad luck. Except for lease knights and princesses. Because they have a structural mobility guarantee. Bad luck and 'breakdown' After the corner someone got out of a squat position, turned to me and raised a hand forcibly. "Stop!" Well, I estimated the probability that […] More

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    Porsche 356 Speedster replica. A project

    As a guest, we were allowed to record the enthusiasm for the classic car in an environment where a number of special cars were waiting for what is to come. For Olse Zoon's father, that was a Bugatti replica on a VW Beetle basis. An elevated one Citroën HY. And also a Renault 8 that needs a second life. […] More

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    Bentley by Petersen

    In the days before Bentley became a German prestige brand, Bentley was already a phenomenal brand. An absolute top class brand. A kind of Rolls-Royce with sporty ambitions. Bentley became legendary by the Bentley Boys. More

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    Auto Motor Klassiek closing date 9-2020

    We already know about what will be in the September issue. In this article we have already made a brief overview of it. Also useful to know is that the closing date next Tuesday is August 4. Until that day you can still submit classics, send in press releases or otherwise bring your business to the attention of the classics-loving Netherlands. In this article you will also find the relevant links. More

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    NSU RO80 (1975). Classic for design fans

    This elegant large limousine from 1975 is shining in the parking lot of Sander Marinus and Femme de Vries in De Westereen. A car with a short history that was built by NSU from the last financial breath before Volkswagen took over control. More

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    BSA B31 / 33

    BSA B31 / 33, BSA stands for Birmingham Small Arms. And what does a weapons factory do if peace breaks out? As a weapon manufacturer, they first started to produce bicycles and bicycle parts and only then - from 1907 to 1939 - cars. From 1910, also motorcycles. BSA was once very large and leading worldwide. More

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    Maintenance of your classic

    Classic cars sometimes need a little special attention. With good and regular maintenance you ensure a longer lifespan, less wear and tear, higher reliability and lower costs. Have the brakes checked, the filters inspected and the tires and oil level checked regularly so that you are not faced with unpleasant surprises. More

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    Maus Gatsonides was one of them!

    Maurice 'Maus' Gatsonides was born on the island of Java, in what was then the Dutch East Indies. He wanted to become a military aviator. But he was rejected and started a garage business. Maus Gatsonides was technically extremely creative, a bon vivant and a passionate and successful rally driver. More

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    Opel Rekord 1700 restoration

    A few years ago, Erwin Roosink bought an almost written-off matt black Opel Rekord 1700 from 1971. And what do you do when you are a big fan of the television series Dukes of Hazzard? Right. Then you give that Opel the looks of the orange Dodge Charger from 1969. More

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    SS Party!

    SS Cars is the progenitor of the respected and esteemed Jaguar. 'SS' of course stood for 'Swallow Sidecars', later for Swallow Special. But through Sir William Lyons himself, 'SS' already stands for 'Standard Swallow' in the pre-war 'Jaguars'. Standard was the supplier of the engine blocks. And that that brand name after the Second World War did not seem to be the pinnacle of tight marketing? So something was found there. SS Cars became 'Jaguar'. Sir Lyons had traditionally chosen that name from 500 animal names. And it turned out not to be a bad choice. More

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    Opel Senator 2,5 E-Automatic. A storage model

    Sape Kooistra's father was a fan of the large class cars such as the Ford Granada, equipped with all comforts and luxury. That childhood memory was the reason to also purchase a luxury middle-class car. That became an Opel senator 2,5 E in perfect condition. More

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